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Spain Reino de España     Map    
Population :
(1995)
39.400.000 (density 78 ; surface 505.954 km2)
Capital : Madrid (2.900.000)
Internet : ES domain
3.625.000 people on the Web (9,26 %) (Dec-99) (AIMC)
Referrer : (Stefan.Lundstrom@eua.ericsson.se, YOUNGBLOOD@vax9.bear.com)


Currency : Peseta (ESP) till 28/02/2002
1 Euro = 166,386 pesetas (fixed on 31.12.98)

FIXED VALUES AGAINST ESP
31.12.1998
100 ESP
reverse exchange
DEM
1.17547
8507.22
100
FRF
3.94237
2536.54
100
ITL
1163.722
85.9313
1000
NLG
1.32445
7550.30
100
BEF/LUF
24.2447
412.462
100
ATS
8.27006
1209.18
100
FIM
3.57345
2798.42
100
PTE
120.492
82.9929
100
IEP
0.473335
211.267
1
GRD
204.794
48.8293
100
 
 

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Number initial banknotes (mln) 1.924
Number initial coins (mln) 7.085
Serial letter V

Eurokit - number (mln) 23
Eurokit - value EUR 12.02
Eurokit - national value ESP 2.000

National money validity 28/02/2002
Change in banks 30/06/2002
Change coins in centr.bank no limits
Change banknotes in centr.bank no limits

500 EUR value ESP 83.193
Biggest banknote ESP 10.000
Biggest banknote value EUR 60,10

Coins : 500, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 1 pesetas
Paper : 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 pesetas.
Other historical banknotes
Authority :
Banco de España

Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs
Spanish Ministry of Finance
Madrid Stock Exchange
Barcellona Stock Exchange
Bilbao Stock Exchange
Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores
Banks : Informations from Portalino Fantalinks
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya
Banco Santander Central Hispano
Banesto
Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa
Caixa Galicia
Caja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada
Caja de Ahorros de Navarra
Caja de Ahorros de Ontynyent
Caja de Burgos
Caja de Cataluña
Caja España
Caja Segovia
Deutsche Bank España
La Caixa
Openbank
Unicaja
Others : Spanish Banking Community
Cambres de Comerç, Indústria i Navegació de Catalunya
Patronat Català Pro Europa
Euro: moneda unica para Europa
Expansión
El euro y el dinero negro
Statistics
TTE Tourismus Team Europe

GSM :
Operator System Start Subscribers
01/03/2000
% of growth
last year
Telefonica moviles Gsm/Dcs 7/95 9.025.000 98
Airtel Gsm/Dcs 10/95 5.350.000* 121
Amena Dcs-1800 1/99 1.325.000 3481
*= estimate ; source= Mobile communications 15.700.000

UMTS :
Number of operators 4
Process of allocation beauty contest
Pubblication of the assignment procedure 1. trim. 2000
Assignement of the licenses 2. trim. 2000
Service startup August 2001

ATMs :
      No problem for Visa/Plus (ATM Locator) or MasterCard/Cirrus. There are plenty of them particularly in touristic areas

Foreign
Exchange
      Do not change at the border between Morocco and Mellila. Money should not be exchanged at any of the Grand Via or Puerta del Sol exchange offices; they claim 'no commission', yet their rates are generally 7% - 15% worse than banks.
General :
      10000 peseta notes can be very hard to use in small shops or when paying for small items. Try to get smaller notes.

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